Quantum Games Hackathon 2021

Create games using quantum technology!

The aim of the hackathon is to popularize quantum computing and enhance innovations in the quantum computing domain. This event is organized by the Quantum AI Foundation in collaboration with members of QPoland. Feedback and questions: warsaw.quantum@gmail.com .


Key features

  • Games related to quantum mechanics & quantum computing

  • Worldwide, fully remote

  • Teams up to 5 people

  • Up to 100 participants

  • Open-source (MIT License)

  • Introductory talk on quantum game dev

  • Communication through Discord


Prizes

  • 1st place: 1500 PLN

  • 2nd place: 1000 PLN

  • 3rd place: 500 PLN

  • special (game in JavaScript): 1000 PLN

Key dates

  • Registration
    24 Sept 2021 (23:59 CEST)

  • Talks and workshops
    25-26 Sept 2021 (12:00 CEST)

  • Work on projects starts
    27 Sept 2021

  • Submission & announcement of winners
    3 Oct 2021

Judging criteria

  • Correctness
    Are the assumptions and usage of quantum mechanics and quantum computing appropriate?

  • Playability
    Is it entertaining? Does it have educational potential? Is the user interface inviting?

  • Originality
    How creative and innovative is the idea?

  • Quality and completeness
    Is the game polished and ready to play? Is the mechanics well introduced?

Hackathon agenda (CEST timezone, UTC+2)

25.09.2021 (Saturday)

  • 12:00-13:00: Start of the Hackathon, kick-off lecture (Paweł Gora)

  • 13:00-14:00: Match-making event (Aleksandra Lipińska)

  • 14:00-15:00: Entangle your fun with Qiskit - games world in IBM Q (Piotr Biskupski)

  • 15:00-16:00: Yet another invitation to Quantum Game Theory (Piotr Gawron)

  • 16:00-17:00: Match-making, work on projects

  • 17:00-19:00: Create your first quantum game in JavaScript (workshop) (Piotr Migdał)

26.09.2021 (Sunday)

  • 12:00-13:00: Accessibility in games (Artur Roszczyk)

  • 14:00-15:00: Linear algebra is actually a fun videogame: Quantum Odyssey (Laurentiu Nita)

  • 17:00-18:00: Designing interfaces for quantum games (Klem Jankiewicz)

  • 18:00-19:00: Mapping the Landscape of Quantum Games (Anant Sharma & Anamaría García)

27.09-2.10.2021: Work on projects

3.10.2021 (Sunday)

  • 12:00: Deadline for submitting solutions

  • 20:00 Announcement of winners

Requirements for participation

All interested folks should register, provide the required data and accept our Regulations and the Code of Conduct.

In short:

  1. The contest is open to participants aged 18 or older If you are interested, please register before 23.09.2021, EoD CET.

  2. We expect a maximum of 100 participants, so we reserve the right to make a selection in the event of a large number of registrations.

  3. All invited people will receive an email will the details including the exact agenda and a link to the hackathon's Discord server. On the first day (25.09.2021), participants will be asked to form teams of 1 to 5 members.

  4. All teams will be asked to submit a link to a publicly available Git repository (e.g., on Github) with the code of their project (available under the MIT license) and with a video recording (up to 5 minutes) presenting their solution.

Organizer

Strategic partners

Honorary partners